My Podcamp TO Tips
1. Arrive early-ish, the registration tables open at 8:30
2. Plan your day in advance using the session schedule posted at the PodCamp Toronto site
3. Know the official hashtag, it’s #pcto2012
4. Why not leave the laptop at home? Unless you’re presenting, I really don’t need to see you playing Solitaire during a session
5. Do write your twitter name in large letters on your badge. Add flare or glitter is you have it. Seriously; go ahead and pimp that name tag out
6. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to your Twitter and Facebook friends in person. Capture the moment with an awkward photo
7. Make your lunch plans in advance – nothing sucks more than spending two thirds of your lunch break standing in line somewhere. Also, friends don’t let friends eat alone
8. Don’t friggin’ talk through the sessions. If you are not getting something out of the session you are in, use the ‘Law of Two Feet’, leave and find something else that interests you. Or create your own session (see next point)
9. Don’t complain that there are no sessions suited to your interests. Create your own session; find some folks, grab some floor and start a discussion (and invite me)
10. Make sure you thank your hard-working Podcamp Toronto organizers in person, this is what they look like.
11. Spruce up your social media profiles with an awesome picture taken by @photojunkie
12. Come out to the Saturday night social at The Ram. The conversation will get lively as the social juices get flowing.
Here is a list of the sessions I am most looking forward to. What sessions are you looking forward to?
1st Choice: Multiple Channel Disorder: Brooke Robinson, Sarah Long
2nd Choice: The Bout to Knock the Other One Out: Search vs. Social: Steve Taylor, Danny Brown, Laurie Dillon-Schalk, David Jones, Daryl Peddle, Hessie Jones
1st Choice: Social Psychology of Social Media: Brian Cugelman
2nd Choice: Content may be KING… but without Context no one will pay attention: Josh Muirhead
1st Choice: How to Talk to Journalists: Pixels, airtime and ink: Saleem Khan
2nd Choice: The Evolution of Democracy: Richard Pietro
1st Choice: Track, Measure and Reward Social Sharing: The Gamechanger for the next 10 years: Jon Cogan
2nd Choice: Facebook’s Open Graph: The Semantic Wallet: Jonathan Laba
1st Choice: Getting the Insiders Onside: Working with Bloggers and Influencers: Dave Fleet
2nd Choice: A Live #SMmeasure Chat: Sheldon Levine, Rob Clark
1st Choice: Marketing in the Flow: Content Marketing and the Attention Economy: Leona Hobbs
2nd Choice: Social Media ROI: The Kirk Gambit vs the WOPR Maneuver?: Rob Clark
1st Choice: The Technological Singularity: Rapture of the Nerds or the Next Step in Evolution: Nikola Danaylov
2nd Choice: Transmedia, Fandom, and Housewives: Renee Mitson, Veronica Heringer
Cheers, and see you around the hallways.